Zoe wrote:Religious people also pay tax, why should they not receive an education of their choice?.
Ivanhoe wrote:Fair enough.
Race isn't chosen. Overgeneralisation on my part.
I saw it as a parallel (an imperfect one, in your view, I accept) because - in my opinion - children don't choose religion. Adults choose religion, but somehow the religious choices of parents affect the access of their children to education.
Karen I wrote:Do away with all faith schools. Do away with worshipping in schools. Kids should be mixing with kids from all religions. If you want your kids to pray, take them to the appropriate place of worship. As for grammar schools, having spent many years in teaching, I found that bright kids did very well whatever the school was like, it was the low ability kids that didn't progress as well as they should. So if anything, we need more special schools. Actually what we need is to get rid of public schools, I'm pretty sure that if Mr and Mrs X of Dulwich had to send their kid to the nearest Comp, they would put pressure on the Government to improve our education system (which I think, is actually quite good).
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